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COMPETITION PROGRAM 23 MARCH 2023 / VERIFICATION OF FINAL ENTRIES (ONLINE) 24 MARCH 2023 / TECHNICAL MEETING 25 MARCH - APRIL 01 2023 / IWF WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS (8 days) Please note that the deadline for the PRELIMINARY ENTRIES is 25 DECEMBER 2022.IMPORTANTIN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IWF TCRR IS MANDATORY TO REGISTER ALL YOUR ATHLETES BEFORE THE PRELIMINARY ENTRY DEADLINE FOR THE IWF WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS.For this purpose, you can now register up to 20 ATHLETES / GENDER even though the final number of competitors can only be a maximum of 10 athletes (+2 Reserves) per gender, which you shall select by the Final Entry deadline.ENTRIES CAN ONLY BE REGISTERED VIA THE IWF ONLINE ENTRY SYSTEM AT  Please make sure that all your athletes are included in the preliminary registration, because, AFTER 25 DECEMBER 2022, NO MORE ATHLETES CAN BE REGISTERED.  ELIGIBILITY In accordance with Article 5.5.16 of the IWF Anti-Doping Rules, the whereabouts information of the athletes shall be submitted at a minimum of three (3) months prior to the IWF World Youth Championships (IWF WYC). Athletes who wish to compete at the IWF WYC shall submit their whereabouts information for the period outlined above at the latest on 25 DECEMBER 2022.   ADAMS Deadline for Q4 2022 in regards to the IWF WYC: 25 DECEMBER 2022. ADAMS Deadline for Q1 2023 in regards to the IWF WYC: 31 DECEMBER 2022 An Athlete who does not comply with this provision is not eligible to compete at the IWF Event.VISA  Visa process is done online by the Albanian Government via the following link: Applicants can apply for both Electronic & Stamped Visa. Please select Visa Type "C".THE COMPETITION DOCUMENTS WILL BE PUBLISHED

IWF statement regarding Mr Abdullah Aljarmal (Yemen)

The IWF welcomes confirmation from Mr Abdullah Aljarmal of Yemen that he intends to withdraw a complaint made against the IWF to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. This decision follows warm and productive dialogue between Mr Aljarmal and members of the IWF Executive Board. The IWF recognizes Mr Aljarmal’s spirit of cooperation in the best interests of weightlifting, and would like to put on record the federation’s gratitude for his significant and long-standing contribution to the

Remembering Marino Ercolani Casadei

Marino Ercolani Casadei's sporting career has seen him protagonist in every role he has played in over sixty years of activity. As a manager he was a member of the Board of the FILPJ (Italian Weightlifting and Judo Federation) for 3 Olympic mandates and then was elected to the EWF (European Weightlifting Federation) as Secretary General, a role he maintained, for over 25 years from 1991 until 2016. For his commitment and his determination in constantly trying to innovate the sport of weightlifting, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) awards him with the !Pier De Cubertin Medals" for his extraordinary responsibility and and dedication.For the same reason, last September CONI (Italian Olympic Committee) recognized Marino Ercolani Casadei with the Gold Star for Sporting Merit and last December 4th, during the IWF Congress, he was awarded with the Golden Collar. A further testimony of how much Marino has given everything to sport and how much the world of sport has appreciated his commitment, his sporting culture and his solid and stainless


The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has today revealed the ten (10) athletes elected to serve as members of the IWF Athletes’ Commission until the 2024 Electoral Congress held after the Olympic Games in 2024.The successful candidates, who include five (5) men and five (5) women representing all five (5) continents, are: Maude CHARRON (CAN) Hidilyn DIAZ (PHI) Fares Ibrahim ELBAKH (QAT) David LITI (NZL) Forrester OSEI (GHA) Luisa PETERS (COK) Marie Hanitra Roilya RANAIVOSOA (MRI) Yasmin Zammit STEVENS (MLT) Cyrille TCHATCHET II (GBR) Keydomar Giovanni VALLENILLA SANCHEZ (VEN) This is the first time elections have been held for the IWF Athletes’ Commission, reflecting the federation’s commitment to ensure a strong athlete voice is represented across all decision-making.The Election took place between December 5 and 16, alongside the 2022 IWF World Championships in Bogotá, Colombia. During the Athletes' Commission Election, the Sports Desk of Ernst & Young Ltd., Switzerland, acted as Electoral Manager and conducted – under the supervision and scrutiny of the Electoral Commission - the election proceedings regarding the Athletes' Commission Election.Each competing athlete was eligible to cast their vote, choosing from a list of eighteen (18) candidates approved by the IWF’s independent Eligibility Determination Panel.Following the elections, the IWF will set new standards for athlete representation by having three athletes on the IWF Executive Board and also having three athletes as full voting members of the IWF Congress. IWF President Mohammed Jalood said:“I would like to congratulate and express our thanks, both to the athletes elected and all those who put themselves forward in this process. It has been encouraging to see such strong engagement and commitment to shaping a new future for weightlifting from our athlete community. The IWF is proud to be setting a new standard for athlete representation in governance. As we look ahead, we see these elections as a crucial milestone in our journey of reform and towards ensuring a positive, sustainable and athlete-centred future for our

National Turkey Tournament in Mexico

The National Turkey Tournament began in 1968 after the euphoria experienced at the Olympic Games that were held in Mexico in 1968. It was an event convened by the rector of the University of San Luis Potosí (UASLP), Lic. Guillermo Medina de los Santos and the Head of the Department of Sports, Arsenio Lobo Ramírez. Not having competition material, the UASLP bought York brand equipment for the event and 6 athletes from the state of San Luis Potosí participated, one of the participants was Dr. Rosalio Antonio Alvarado del Ángel, current president of the Mexican Federation of Weightlifting. The organization was financed by parents, athletes and the UASLP, the first place in each category was awarded with a turkey since the event took place on Christmas Eve. The first 5 editions were held locally in a single day of competition with athletes from San Luis Potosí, in 1974 the Association of Aguascalientes was invited and in the following editions the states of Jalisco, Zacatecas, Guanajuato, Mexico City. In 1980, due to the support provided by the Mexican Weightlifting Federation (FMLP) chaired that year by Manuel Mateos de la Rosa (youth world champion) and Dr. Rosalio Antonio Alvarado del Ángel, more clubs joined this event. In 2018, a commemorative event was held for the 50th anniversary of the NATIONAL TURKEY TOURNAMENT, having a record participation of 1400 athletes, from children, youth, senior and master categories, taking place on 5 simultaneous competition platforms with more than 80 judges. From 1968 to the present date, 54 editions of the National Turkey Tournament have been held uninterruptedly, in 2019 it was held virtually for reasons of the pandemic and it resumed in 2020 in a traditional way. It is an event with a great tradition that has been dedicated to promoting weightlifting to athletes of all ages. The level and quality of competition increases in each edition.   The 54th edition of the event was held on 24-27 November 2022, in San Luis Potosi. Altogether 1000 Athletes competed representing 30 Weightlifting Clubs and the competitition was held in a multiple platform (4) format.


This is to inform you about the procedure of the ONLINE Verification of Final Entries for the 2022 IWF World Championships to be held in Bogotá, Colombia: VERIFICATION OF FINAL ENTRIES tab LOGIN with your username and password to the IWF E-Entry System (click HERE) CLICK on the VERIFICATION OF FINAL ENTRIES tab at the top of the page.  PROCEDURECOMPETING ATHLETE(S) CHECK your athlete(s) BODYWEIGHT CATEGORY/ENTRY TOTAL and modify them if needed SELECT the athlete(s) by clicking the „CONFIRM” button on the left NON-COMPETING ATHLETE(S) DELETE those athlete(s) who WILL NOT participate by clicking the „dustbin” icon on the left  Please DOUBLE-CHECK your final list of the athlete(s) and CLICK on the „SEND VERIFICATION” button above. THE PLATFORM FOR THE VERIFICATION IS AVAILABLE UNTIL03 DECEMBER 2022 AT 12:00/Noon (GMT-5, COL TIME) After the deadline, the IWF E-Entry System will be CLOSED, so that NO FURTHER CHANGES CAN BE MADE to your data. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT THE IWF AT